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Preston Chess Congress

The 2020 Congress?

As you might imagine weather there is a 33rd Preston Chess congress in 2020 is uncertain at the moment. If the venue is available, if we are allowed to hold it and if anyone wants to play in it, and when we can avoid it clashing with the 4ncl or the British Rapid then maybe it will happen. But unlikely to decide anytime soon.

There will be a bookstall provided by Chess Direct


Entry form available here:Entry Form.pdf.
You can Enter Online and see a list of Entrants.


Links to will be here. Not sure yet how often we will be able to update this.

Open Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Major Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Minor Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Standard Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5


This year the Holiday Inn Preston which is the closest hotel to the venue is offering a special rate for the congress call 01772 567071 - quote CHESS 2019, or book online You can also contact Kelsey Thackeray
Group Reservations Co-Ordinator Direct Line: 01772 567020 to ensure that you get the discount rate of £72.00 per room, per night on a bed and breakfast

Holiday Inn Preston is ideally located on the City Centre Ringway, opposite the Iconic Preston bus station. Preston railway station, a West Coast Mainline station is just under a mile from the hotel and major motorway junctions (M6, M61, M65 & M55) are within 2 miles.

133 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms many with city views

Premium bedding with a choice of pillows to guarantee a ‘Good Night’s Sleep’

Free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms & throughout the hotel

High speed internet access in all-guest rooms

Gym facilities

Limited Free Parking

Call 01772 567071 to book & quote CHESS 2019 or book online

There are other accommodation details on

Reports on previous congresses

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